Oil flask (alabastron)

Italic, Etruscan
Archaic Period
6th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 508.

Dimensions

6 x 9.4 cm (2 3/8 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

80.583

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ointment bottle in the form of a hedgehog. The body is covered with brown dots to indicate quills, and the left ear is perforated.

Provenance

By date unknown: H. P. Kidder Collection; gift of H. P. Kidder to MFA, October 21, 1880

Credit Line

Gift of H. P. Kidder